Founded in 2012, The Restoration Ecology Program at Mount Holyoke College offers a one-of-a-kind experience for undergraduates to engage with the growing field of restoration ecology — starting with restoring a wetland above Upper Lake to improve the health of the College’s beloved lake system. The real-life restoration project was named Project Stream.
Students, faculty and staff monitor several environmental features at the Project Stream site including soil and water quality, vegetation, including trees and invasive species, greenhouse gas emissions, climate, streamflow, and more.
View data from the Project Stream site
Long term Project Stream data is available on the Institutional Data Archive.
Restoration Ecology Program
This interdisciplinary program is uniting students, faculty, staff, and community members to take the lead in reversing ecosystem degradation by advancing the science, practice, and social dimensions of restoration. Offerings include courses, events and a Summer Scholars program.